It’s just not cricket: man fined $1000 for possessing stolen bat

NO EXCUSE: A man has been fined $1000 for buying and trying to sell a stolen cricket bat. FILE PHOTO
NO EXCUSE: A man has been fined $1000 for buying and trying to sell a stolen cricket bat. FILE PHOTO

A man who bought a stolen cricket bat for $15 and was caught trying to sell it for $5 was fined $1000 in Orange Local Court on Monday.

Daniel Luke Maguire, 36, of Phillip Street, was charged with receiving and disposing of stolen property.

The bat was in a cricket bag valued at a total of $1300 that was stolen from a car overnight between November 3 and 4, 2016.

Maguire was represented by solicitor Gerry Stapleton who said he bought the bat to stop a friend using it as a weapon.